Editor's Note: At Journeys School, all 10th grade students complete a Personal Project as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Each student chooses a topic of personal interest, identifies a goal for their learning, researches their topic, creates a product to address their goal, and reflects on the process. Personal Projects are a great opportunity for students to work independently on a subject of personal interest and to make a product to share their learning and reflection with others. During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these Personal Projects on the TSS blog. Take a look at our earlier post on fingerstyle guitar.

 

For my personal project, I learned how to crochet hats and made a how-to video about how to do so. My goal was to create a functional, useable product. My area of interaction was “Personal and Cultural Expression.” This fit the project because I was expressing myself through art. This was a new topic for me, and I felt happy with the fact that I gained enough skill to create a teaching video for others.